Calling Task Force members: Let's step up to celebrate National Fall Awareness Week, September 23-29. On September 17, members from the San Mateo Fall Prevention Task Force will join Rebuilding Together to upgrade and repair three homes in the San Mateo County. Click here for details and sign up information.
Next task force meetings are on 11/19/15 at 1-3pm. Sequoia Health and Wellness, 749 Brewster Ave, Redwood City, 94063. Click here for a map.
Take a stand! 1 in 3 adults (65+) falls every year.
Are you up to the sit2stand challenge? Learn more
Calling Task Force Members: Let's step up to celebrate National Fall Awareness Week, September 23-29. On September 17, members from the San Mateo Fall Prevention Task Force will join Rebuilding Together to upgrade and repair three homes in the San Mateo County. Click here for details and sign up information. Learn more regarding our September celebration activities.
Do you know that National Fall Awareness Week starts September 23rd
Log onto NCOA for media releases for your workplace, senior center or community. Download this fact sheet and share. Call 1-844-NoFalls (663-2557) for a free Fall Prevention Lecture from the task force's health educator. Help get the word out on how to prevent falls......
Evidence-based Fall Prevention Programs for Older Adults
A Matter of Balance and Stepping On classes are offering in San Mateo County and the south bay.Learn more
Mills-Peninsula’s FallProof™ program
This six-week program provides one-on-one attention within a group setting. It begins with an assessment of your current balance and risk of falling.
Stanford hospital "Farewell to Falls"
If you’ve fallen recently or are at risk for falls, you may be eligible to participate in a free, home-based fall prevention program.
Task Force in Action
Welcome to the San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force website.
The mission of the San Mateo Fall Prevention Task Force is to decrease falls among community dwelling older adults through advocacy, resource development and education. We would like to acknowledge the generous support from our community organizations throughout the years.
Sutter Care at Home (SCAH) – formerly Sutter VNA & Hospice – is one of the largest, not-for-profit home health care agencies in Northern California. Since its beginning in 1906, SCAH has enhanced the health and well-being of the community through a commitment to compassion and excellence to home-based services and products. SCAH offers personalized care to patients through home health care, hospice, home medical equipment and respiratory care, home infusion therapy, private and geriatric care, Lifeline medical alert services, and community flu and wellness programs. With dedicated teams of health care providers caring for more than 50,000 patients each year, SCAH offers local service through branch offices in 12 counties. Sutter Care at Home made 279,000 home health visits and provided 218,000 patient days of care in hospice in 2011. As an affiliate of Sutter Health, SCAH is leading the transformation of home care to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability. To learn more, visit www.SutterCareAtHome.org.
Become a Member
The Task Force welcomes individuals and organizations that are committed to reducing injury among older adults in our community.